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3 Creative Activities Anyone Can Do For Free

In mental health September 22nd, 2021 No Comments

Engaging in creative activities is an excellent form of self-soothing for many recovering addicts. It is something they do entirely for themselves, connecting with the world through a medium that excites them. However, for those people who do not see themselves as creative, this method of distress tolerance can seem out of reach. The thing…


Dealing With Survivor’s Guilt After Rehab

In mental health August 24th, 2021 No Comments

Survivor’s guilt is most often spoken of in the wake of the death of a loved one. However, it can be a significant challenge for people leaving drug and alcohol rehab centers. Let’s take a look at why recovering addicts experience survivor’s guilt and what you can do about it. Contrary to popular belief, time…


How Does Music Therapy Help In Addiction Treatment?

In Treatment Programs June 23rd, 2021 No Comments

Among the alternative therapies offered by addiction centers is music therapy. Music therapy is part of a holistic approach to treating addiction. It utilizes both the meditative powers of music as well as the potential for self-expression through music creation and dance. What exactly does music therapy entail? And how does music therapy help in…


3 Crisis Survival Strategies For Addicts

In Systemic Addiction Treatment May 27th, 2021 No Comments

One of the biggest struggles as a recovering addict is finding a way to survive a crisis. For so long, we have been turning to substances when confronted by difficult emotions. While you can avoid certain triggers, others are regular parts of life. You will have to deal with sadness, anxiety, rage, shame, and other…


4 Questions To Ask Yourself At The Beginning Of Your Addiction Recovery

In Systemic Addiction Treatment May 21st, 2021 No Comments

Admitting that you have a substance abuse or addiction problem is a big first step. It is a brave concession that you need help and a commitment to making life better for yourself and your loved ones. Now you can find a recovery program, kickstarting your journey to sobriety in a meaningful life. But before…


Keep These Things In Mind When Dating In Sobriety

In blog April 27th, 2021 No Comments

While dating is not easy for anyone, dating in sobriety is particularly tough. The good news is that millions of recovering addicts have successfully found love through dating in sobriety. Here’s what you need to know. Dating in sobriety is tough for a number of reasons. For one, you need to take care of yourself…


Tips For Staying Off Substances After The Pandemic

In blog April 21st, 2021 No Comments

Let’s face it. The pandemic has not been easy for recovering addicts. Many of us have felt isolated and had much too much time on our hands. We were stuck in the exact type of environment that fosters addiction. It was a struggle to stay off substances. But over time, these circumstances became the new…


Malibu Addiction Recovery Resources After Leaving Rehab

In Treatment Programs March 31st, 2021 No Comments

Inpatient treatment at Serenity Malibu rehab will set you up for success in your recovery even once you leave. The journey doesn’t end at discharge. Rather, you will continue with treatment on an outpatient level, with regular group sessions and sessions with your therapist. But these are not the only resources you have available to…


Can I Treat My Depression In A Rehab Center?

In Treatment Programs February 24th, 2021 No Comments

Many addicts ask the question, can I treat my depression in a rehab center? The reason for this question is that substance abuse is rarely just a matter of physical addiction. Yes, the physical urges to use drugs need to be treated from the start. However, there are psychological reasons why people start to use…


What To Expect From Outpatient Treatment At Drug And Alcohol Rehab

In Treatment Programs February 17th, 2021 No Comments

When you are getting substance abuse treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in Malibu, recovery does not end when you leave. Rather, while inpatient treatment helps get you off drugs and alcohol and teaches you the skills you need to know, outpatient treatment is what helps you implement it in your day-to-day life. You…

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